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and come back. supervisor elsbernd has some questions. >> (the san francisco board of supervisors is in recess) recess). >> president chiu: we are now back in session for our special meeting of 2012. we are in the middle of counsel. and i'd like to recognize?÷sgt supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank%+q you, mr. president. a few questions. the first kind of follows up on the discussion that supervisors. in it supervisor wiener and you entered into a dialogue about the issue of this language being too vague, in your view that this language is too vague in the charter. just off the top, though, when i hear you argue that, was that not the exact argument that mr. mazzola made to the court, and argued that this language is too vague and the court itself found that, no, it's not? help me understand. >> well, so at the time the mazzola case was decided, the charter provided for removal for quote official misconduct, unquote. that's all. and in response to a void for vagueness challenge to that language the maz ol-a court decided, no, it's not unconstitutionally vague becau
? present. supervisor campos? present. is president chiu? present. elsbernd present. farrell absent. kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, given the fact our colleague supervisor farrell and his wife just had a baby, kane farrell who clocked in at 9 pounds 8 ounces if we could have a notion to excuse supervisor farrell today. without objection, he shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, would you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> unless a member would like to discuss an item it shall be severed and considered separately. >> colleaguesv, any items to be severed? roll call on items 1, through 3. >> supervisor olague? olague aye. wiener aye. supervisor average los? avalos? aye. campos aye. chiu aye. supervisor chu aye. supervisor kim aye. supervisor mar aye. there are 10 ay
is a motion directing the appropriation findings. >> this is a project in district 7, supervisor elsbernd. do you have any comments? >> thank you, mr. president. this appeal has been withdrawn. i would like to take the opportunity since hehere to thank margaret on behalf of all the neighbors for all of their good work and diligence, working together on this. they're not here, but the project sponsors, the preschool as well as the home site, the church, all the parties involved, really came together and worked well and i'm optimistic that the agreement that has been reached will work for everyone involved for a very long time to come. >> thank you. so, with that i understand there will be a motion to table all these items. let me ask, is there any public comment on this matter? seeing no public comment, okay, supervisor elsbernd, are you going to offer a motion to affirm the planning commission's decision? which i understand from the clerk we need to do. supervisor elsbernd is making that motion. second by supervisor campos. colleagues, can we take that motion without objection? without object
elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, present. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. response wiener, present. mr. president, all members are present. >> president chiu: ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance. madam clerk, do we have any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: if you could read three items related to the official misconduct hearing. >> clerk calvillo: item 1 the board of supervisors sitting as a commission of the who will for a public hearing on the san francisco ethics commission related to charges of official misconduct presented by mayor edwin lee against sheriff ross mirkarimi. item 2 is the motion sustaining motion of official misconduct. in the three is not to sustain the -- of official misconduct. >> president chiu: why don't we start with a couple of housekeeping items. we have a number of individuals unable to join us due to the capacity of this room. there are at this moment at least three overroom rooms, room 263, 273, and on the fourth floor r
that indirectly that supervisor elsbernd told the chamber of commerce he might be interested in being a customer as well, so i think there are a number of people that want to add themselves to that list, but we do take the concerns that were raised very, very seriously, so colleagues do we have any other comments, questions? seeing none why don't we move on to the next item, item four. >> item number four a resolution of accommodations first for ed harrington general manager of the san francisco public utilities commission and michael campbell and director for the san francisco public utilities commission. >> well, thank you very much and we have two resolutions of accommodation to two very important individuals and ed harrington being the first one and so much has been said about ed harrington that i don't know if we need to add to all the numerous things that have rightly said about him. i doubt that ed harrington is watching the lafco meeting. i am sure one of the benefits that he was looking forward to when he retired he no longer had to come to these meetings accident but in the event he
. president chiu? aye. supervisor chu? aye. supervisor cohen? aye. supervisor elsbernd? aye. supervisor kim? aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. there are 10 ayes. >> the resolution is approved. colleagues, we still have a number of 3:30 special accommodation as well as a 4:00 p.m. special order. why don't i propose that we recess temporarily and reconvene at 3:45 so that we can roll from the special accommodations into the 4 o'clock special order. unless there is any objection, let's convene at -- let's recess until >> thank you. welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of october 2nd, 2012. we are at our 3:30 special order for commendations, and i know we have i believe three commendations that will be offered by our colleague from district 9, supervisor campos. i turn it over to you. >> thank you very much, mr. president and colleagues. thank you very much for your time today. i have three presentations, 1 and 2. if i may, i'd like to begin by asking the owners of wild side west to please come forward. thank you very much. [speaker not understood] is here. let me tell you
about myself, i just want to echo what supervisor elsbernd said about dan weaver. he is awe inspiring, a legendary neighborhood advocate and he would do wonders on this committee. a little bit about myself. i'm a practicing attorney in san francisco. i live in westwood park. i have a son who is now a sophomore at [speaker not understood] high school just adjacent to the balboa park station. i am also a member of the board of directors of the ocean avenue association, the cbd that mr. weaver is the executive director of. and i'm currently serving as treasurer of the ocean avenue association. i think it's fair to say that ocean avenue corridor has turned a corner. we've seen tremendous improvements in the area and i think now is precisely the time to focus on the balboa park station and all that that can offer to the entire community, city college, [speaker not understood], and all the residents in the area. i bring an open mind and a commitment to service and i would very much like to be a part of this committee. i do notice that i had applied for vacancies 6 and 9. i don't know if the
think that there is in many respects perhaps a reason why he wasn't reappointed, as supervisor elsbernd said. so, i actually think that that's the kind of independence that could be very useful on the sunshine task force. and, so, you know, i am not going to vote against bruce oka based on that because i do believe that he is someone who will, you know, call it as he sees it. the one thing that i would ask bruce is not only that you provide fair treatment to all these agencies and government officials that come before you, that i think it's also that you, you know, do the same with respect to the people who submit those complaints and the public because that is a very important function of that, of that body. and i think you will do that. >>> [inaudible]. >> and i would encourage the -- some of the folks who spoke and who have been involved and done tremendous work around this issue to reach out to bruce because i actually think that bruce can be an ally in those efforts. so, even though i have said previously that i wish that bruce [speaker not understood] would be appointed, i think b
? is it the electronsics? is it the employees or the trains? i would like to talk to shawn elsbernd and he's worked hard on it, but if it is found -- if there are specific places to target whether technical or in personnel we do need to focus on that. as for free rides for youth i am screechish at the idea of just giving away free rides like that. i would like greatly reduced and families and where they need it but a blanket and children grow up and learn that is just something they should expect i do have a problem with that. i do want to help those in need but that isn't the first way to do it. >> all right. thank you. mr. crowley. >> muni moves more than bart. it's the biggest in the united states. for the on time performance it's tough to get around traffic and mitigation but they have a plan afoot and bypass areas that have bus stops on every block and that is one way to improve performance. as far as free muni for kids i support that but in practice we don't have the budget to support it and that's my stance today. thank you. >> okay. >> i took muni to get here tonight. i share a car with my
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